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Florence Elizabeth Maybrick (3 September 1862 – 23 October 1941) was an American woman given the death penalty in Great Britain for murdering her husband, James Maybrick, in a notorious case. After a public outcry however, the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. She was released in January 1904, having spent fourteen years in custody, and returned to America. At first she earned a living on the lecture circuit, protesting her innocence. In later life, Florence became a recluse, living in a squalid three-room cabin in Connecticut with only her cats for company. She died alone and penniless in 1941.